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November 14, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a long-term strategy for how the United States can manage the risks of a turbulent world in a way that does not rely solely on American power.

October 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Protecting sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age

September 19, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

August 15, 2017

Kenya
International Observers during Kenya 2017 election International Observers and the Kenya Election

The outcome of the Kenya elections remains disputed. The International Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent president, the winner of the presidential elec…

August 17, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Standard Gauge Railway Regional Challenges in the Wake of the Kenya Elections

Rachael Sullivan is a Master of Public Administration candidate at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She is a currently a Franklin Williams intern at the Council on Fore…

August 14, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Boko Haram Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 5 - August 11

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 5 to August 11, 2017. This update also represents violence related to B…

August 16, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian Stock Exchange Silicon Valley, Silicon Allee, and…Silicon Lagoon?

Sabriyya Pate is the Franklin Williams Intern with the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United States has Silicon Valley, Germany has Silicon Allee…

July 19, 2017

Nigeria
Buhari-Anti-Corruption-Conference-Oil The U.S. Justice Department and Kleptocracy in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 presidential victory owed much to the perception among Nigerians that the preceding Jonathan administration and the governing People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presided over a k…

August 10, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Election-Odinga-Protests Dangerous Times for Kenya

What Kenyans hoped would not happen has happened. A portion of the Kenya electorate does not accept the results as tabulated by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which show …

August 9, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Elections-Voting-Kenyatta-Odinga The Kenyan Elections: One Day Later

In Kenya and around the world, anxiety is mounting about the potential for violence following the August 8 national elections. Incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta is leading opposition candidate Raila…